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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Sep 20, 2011 9:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Non-Dead: For Mando and Rob (and whoever else likes a dram from time to time)

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/20/bottle-of-whisky-sells-for-200000/?&;hpt=hp_c2

I beleve Mao just vomited in his tomb. Not quite what he had in mind. And I'm guessing this dude may even open the bottle and have a nip or two (while smoking a $1000 Cuban lit with a $1000 bill).
And he bought it in an airport? "Let's see...I'll take a roll of Mentos, a copy of the Times and, oh, yeah, that $200,000 bottle of Dalmore." Looks like Newark International has something to shoot for.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2011-09-20 16:28:29

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 20, 2011 9:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: For Mando and Rob (and whoever else likes a dram from time to time)

Dalmore? I get that 62 years is one hell of an angels share, but Dalmore? It's not the savoring, but the investment it seems.

I could see a bottle of Grande Champagne Cognac filled with only vintages during Napoleons reign (of terror) going for that price. Or a 17th century Haut-M├ędoc. But those auctions are closed to the public and for the most part illegal. Who wants to pay all those taxes when they go from a tasting room to a private jet back to Hong Kong or Singapore, ect. Less access, greater face.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Sep 20, 2011 9:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: For Mando and Rob (and whoever else likes a dram from time to time)

It often strikes me as bizarre how folks can attribute such obscene value to these things (and this includes Jerry's crapper).

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 20, 2011 9:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: For Mando and Rob (and whoever else likes a dram from time to time)

I have to admit that drinking really old spirits is seductive. "I'm drinking something before the Industrial Revolution, or French or Glorious... " Maybe it's an internal history high too.

As to your question SDH, the market is a bizarre place. Look at us as a group. You paid $450 for what! How many versions do you need of that song? You seen them how many times? You traveled how far for a show? :-0

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Sep 20, 2011 9:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: For Mando and Rob (and whoever else likes a dram from time to time)

Sure, make me look in the mirror.


Actually, even if I had $450 lying around, I really doubt I'd shell it out anyway. Just me. But for those who did buy the box set, are any of you leaving it untouched in the original packaging for the express reason of a possible resale later at a profit? Judging from all the discussion around here, those discs were removed quickly from their sleeves and enjoyed ASAP. And regarding all the cash I dumped relating to activities seeing the boys, at least that was something active, not just buying tickets to put on the mantelpiece and never use. Same thing with the bottle. Someone took time and care in making the stuff, seems a true shame not to use it for its intended purpose.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 20, 2011 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: For Mando and Rob (and whoever else likes a dram from time to time)

Maybe Chinese businessman is using it as he sees fit. Maybe it's part of his Go Bag. Or, in case of Impending Apocalypse drink this now! Who knows but the Chi-coms he may have to bribe to get the bottle safely to mantle to show Big Face.

We bought trips, memories and music w/ ours. Many folks still think we are crazy.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Sep 20, 2011 10:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: For Mando and Rob (and whoever else likes a dram from time to time)

I'd like to think its the Apocalypse option. Now that I might be able to understand.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 20, 2011 10:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: For Mando and Rob (and whoever else likes a dram from time to time)

But would you regret it if it were just another "false alarm"?

Or, better yet, follow through, drink it all, and blow your brains out to prove, "yup, it ALL ended today"?

Given it's always ALL in the eye of the beholder, your own personal end of days is as good as everyone's, eh? I mean, how'd you know the diff, anyway?

Less it's that you actually hear Rob and I dancing on your grave...?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Sep 20, 2011 10:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: For Mando and Rob (and whoever else likes a dram from time to time)

Careful with that. I've left explicit instructions to rig my final resting place with claymore mines and dead-falls.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Sep 20, 2011 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: For Mando and Rob (and whoever else likes a dram from time to time)

SDH -

Wow!! I missed that article. The price is understandable given there are only 12 bottles out there. Scarcity adds a certain premium to collectibility that drives these prices far more than how the whisky tastes.

Several years ago I was at a whisky tasting convention in Vegas with a bunch of online whisky forum geeks. One of the guys had a bottle of 50 year old Springbank he had shelled out $1800.00 for. We opened it expecting it to be the most phenomenal tasting whisky any of us had sampled. 4 of us had taken a nip at the same time and we were all looking at each other very uncomfortably. No one said anything until I grimaced and said that it tasted like a stale, flat coke. It was horrible. We let it sit open for the entire weekend and it never got any legs. Six months later the owner followed up and told us it still didn't get any better.

To this day, the best "old" whisky I've ever had the pleasure of tasting was a glass of 1946 Macallan. It was superb and at $7000.00 a bottle way out of my price range. A single dram was $450 - and I wouldn't have had any if not for the benevolence of the barkeep. He told me that he had only sold around 2-3 drams and was afraid the rest was going to oxidize. He poured me a dram and said at least it was being drunk by someone who could appreciate it.

I think I will get into some Highland Park tonight..........

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